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IMEV 378
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As I went through a garden green
Verbum caro factum est, the Virgin Mary’s song of the Nativity — seven 8-line stanzas including this Latin refrain
Subjects: Nativity; Mary; songs
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Sloane 2593, f. 18v
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols. Warton Club 4. London: Richards, 1856: 53-5.
Fehr, Bernhard. “Die Lieder des HS. Sloane 2593.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 109 (1902): 33-72: 58.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 174-6.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.3.1, ff. 94v-95v
First Lines:
aS I paddis þoru a garden grene
I fond a herbere made full newe…
Last Lines:
…ffor I hard when sche sange & said
Verbum caro factum est
Attributed Title: Verbum caro factum est (f. 94v)
Facsimiles:
Hardman, Phillipa. The Heege Manuscript: A Facsimile of National Library of Scotland MS Advocates 19.3.1. Leeds Texts and Monographs, n.s. 16. Leeds: School of English, 2000.
Editions:
Turnbull, William Barclay David Donald, ed. The Visions of Tundale. Edinburgh: T.G. Stevenson, 1843: 157-9.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 115-17.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 108-10.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 78-80; 203-6.